IT Convergence UAV Swarm Control for Aerial Advertising

공중 광고를 위한 IT 융합 무인항공기 군집 제어

  • 정성훈 (초당대학교 항공학부 드론학과)
  • Received : 2017.02.22
  • Accepted : 2017.04.20
  • Published : 2017.04.28


As the price of small UAVs is getting cheaper and its controllability is getting greatly increased, many aerial applications using both fixed-wing and hoverable UAVs have appeared in recent years. In this paper, a new aerial advertising method is proposed using four hoverable UAVs. Using the UAV swarm control method, four UAVs are maneuvered to carry a $7.07{\times}7.07m^2$ square banner along collision-free and predefined waypoints for aerial advertising. According to simulation results, it takes about 270 s for UAVs to perform aerial advertising in $669{\times}669m^2$ size area and the minimum distance among UAVs turns out to be 0.45 m which proves there is no any collision. Due to abrupt direction changes of UAVs along the predefined waypoints, UAVs cannot always maintain exact square formation and it results the maximum and minimum side lengths of square formation to be 10.35 m and 1.96 m, respectively. Also, the maximum and minimum diagonal lengths of square formation turn out to be 14.75 m and 2.78 m, respectively.


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